A campus-wide effort to enhance, promote, and sustain a culture of caring and support at Augusta University.

Jags Care is about reaching out to those who are facing challenges and directing them to helpful resources on campus. It's about bringing people together through various programs and activities to foster greater understanding and support. Jags Care is about being part of a caring community.

Housed in the Division of Enrollment Student Affairs, Jags Care is part of the University’s effort to promote the resources of the CARE Team, support suicide prevention efforts, and promote Augusta University’s goal of holistic student wellness.

Need help now?

Emergency? Dial 706-721-2911 for emergency assistance on campus.

Georgia Crisis & Access Line


Help is available 24/7 for problems with developmental disabilities, mental health, drugs, or alcohol.


A crisis has no schedule. That is why the MyGCAL App is designed to help young people in the state of Georgia access the Georgia Crisis & Access Line (GCAL) via chat, text or phone call 24/7/365.

Veterans Crisis Line

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Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are veterans themselves.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Dial 706-721-2911 for emergency assistance on campus.

Get Help

If you are worried about yourself:

Give Help

If you are worried about someone else:

If you think someone is at immediate risk of self-harm or hurting another person:

  • Call 911 or 706-721-2911 (AU Police)
  • Stay with the person until help arrives.
  • Remove any guns, knives, medications, or other things that may cause harm.
  • Listen, but don’t judge, argue, threaten, or yell.


If you or someone you know is considering suicide, get help from a crisis or suicide prevention hotline. Try the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or the Georgia Crisis & Access Line at 800-715-4225.

Know the signs

When a person’s ability to perform basic tasks becomes impeded—tasks like sleeping, eating, going to class, getting assignments done, performing job functions, engaging socially, and managing normal daily stresses — it is important for the person to get help and support as early as possible.

Signs of concern

  • feeling hopeless or pessimistic
  • difficulty concentrating, making decisions, or recalling
  • changes in appetite or weight 
  • persistent feelings of sadness, anxiety, or emptiness
  • anger, irritability, or restlessness
  • feeling guilty or experiencing feelings of worthlessness or helplessness
  • thoughts of death or suicide
  • loss of interest or no longer finding pleasure in activities or hobbies
  • suicide attempts
  • decreased energy, chronic fatigue, or feeling sluggish
  • feeling fatigued easily
  • pain, aches, cramps, or gastrointestinal problems without any clear cause
  • muscle tension
  • restlessness, irritability, or feeling on edge
  • dread or panic
  • difficulty controlling worry or fear
  • racing heart
  • sleep difficulties: problems falling asleep, oversleeping, restless, unsatisfying sleep

Augusta University CARE Team

If you are concerned about a student’s well-being or safety—or have reason to believe this student may pose a threat to themselves or others—it’s strongly encouraged to fill out an electronic CARE report. The online form allows for 24-hour reporting, and submissions are forwarded directly to the CARE Team.

Do not use this form if you are reporting an emergency situation. If someone needs immediate medical attention, or if the person is threatening to harm themselves or others, please call the AU Police immediately at 706-721-2911.

Submit a CARE report